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Top 5 Sports of the World

posted 12 Dec 2010, 13:09 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 12 Dec 2010, 13:11 ]

When you think about the sports, you may have to wonder what
the top five sports of the world are. It is possible that
you may be amazed or even shocked and the answers depending
upon where you live and the sports that you were brought up
on. One of the most popular sports is Association football
better known as soccer. Believe it or not, this sport is
followed by people all over the country by young, old, men
and women. It is delivered by television in 202 countries
and has a following.

Another popular sport in the world that makes the list is
cricket. You may think that this sport is boring and not
popular but, it would seem that many would disagree with
you. This sport is actually second when it comes the large
sporting event and has an audience that of five billion or
more. It also brings in a lot of money from viewers and
spectators. When you look at the USA, basketball seems to
come in third. All over the country people are joining this
sport each and every day. You will also find that currently
the United States and Spain actually have the gold medals
for this sport.

Of course you cannot leave out the all American pastime of
baseball. They say that this sport is all about apple pie
and tradition and seems as though they may be right. There
are over 100 nations that participate in this sport and this
sport draws in a major crowd everywhere. It is a sport that
seems to have something for everyone and kids are drawn to
this sport. You cannot help it when you go to a game that
you feel as though you need a hot dog in the stands to feel
as though you are part of the game.

But, when you think about the United States and the most
popular sport than you are thinking about American football.
This is a sport that is loved everywhere that you go and it
got its start from English soccer and rugby. More than half
the nation is in love with this sport and people everywhere
are always looking for new about the NFL. This sport league
is the richest in the world and their attendance record of
watching visitors surpasses anything that you have ever
seen. This includes fans that watch from home on the
television to those that are in the stands faithfully.

Of course there are other sports that make the list in the
top of their game such as ice hockey and tennis but you are
going to find that there are just some sports that people
follow a little more and take more interest in than others.
The United States is the defending champion in the world cup
for football and the crowd can get ruthless when they are
supporting their team. You may feel that a different sport
should take a better ranking because it is your favorite but
on a whole, these take the cake.

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